Owning a home is a matter of continuous maintenance. Homeowners have to pay close attention to the condition of various elements within and outside of the home, to ensure that everything is operating as it should. Home windows are one area that has a big influence on the comfort and safety that you feel at home. When they’re not in the best condition, that could also mean an increase in utility bills. If you’re not sure when it’s time to replace your windows, your home could be sitting less secure than it should be and you could be wasting a lot of money in high energy bills. Look for these three signs to tell you when it’s time to replace your windows.
The first sign that will tell you when it’s time to replace your windows comes from a simple visual inspection. Look at the frame to see if there are any signs of decay. Wooden window frames are constantly exposed to moisture, which can cause them to warp over time. The warping will make the windows more difficult to open and close and cause the framing to decay. Leaky windows are also a sign that you’re in need of window replacement. The leaking could be caused by the decay itself or other factors related to the age of the windows. In some cases, the leaking can become so severe that you’ll see a puddle of water beneath them. At this point, you’ll need a team of professionals to come assess what you’ll need and create a plan of action to address the issues.
In this next test, you’ll have to try and make the interior of your home as silent as possible. Then, stand next to your window and wait for a car to drive past. If you can hear the car as it drives by your home from the inside with the windows completely shut, now would be a great time to upgrade your windows to a modern energy-efficient unit. Wait for a time during the day when no one is home to get the most accurate results.
Consistent fog and condensation on your windows are both signs that it’s time for window replacement. These are both signs that your window seals are failing and require repair or replacement. Contact a window specialist for an accurate diagnosis of the problem.
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